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    Posted 5 years ago

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    Unknown maker Art Nouveau costume brooch, brass with silvered parts, which give it contrasts.
    2.1/8" long, 1.1/4" high, old C clasp. Only mark to the back is "depose"
    Paris1925 alerted me about the auction, but I already targeted it ;-)
    Pics failed to show the iridescence of the body!

    The good part of buying in France is that it arrived in one day!!!

    Any idea of maker? (Was thinking Piel Frères, but no PF signature...)

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    1. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 5 years ago
      Wow... It's gorgeous.. What does Depose mean in French? Or is it the designer?
    2. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Depose is as "registered", but in french it would have been spelt "déposé".
      So I suspect german or austian origin...
      Thanks for your gorgeous comment, Nadia :-)
    3. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 5 years ago
      It's so unique and so very pretty... I love it.
    4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      very very beautiful!!
    5. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Thank you very, very much, Sean :-))
    6. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Update: Pic #4, the right necklace to wear it as pendant!
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      That is extremely cool!!!
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Outstanding !

      ÉTONNANTE !!!!
    9. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Wow Kyra. Drooling!
    10. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 5 years ago
      Ha, ha. Outbid me! Should have known. He's lovely. I've seen a few versions with this glass bee including full necklaces. I never thought they might be PF, but it wasn't always marked so you never know.

      Also, like your honesty hair pin.
    11. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 5 years ago
    12. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 5 years ago
      I can't begin to tell you how much I love your insect collection! Now go out and catch some more...quick!!!
    13. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Jscott, vetraio, racer, you are my best supporters in my guilty passion!

      Jewels1900, that was a struggle ;-) I never before paid that much for a brass piece ...

      You picked the same on your link! Amazing eye for research you have :-) (and for seeing the honesty hat pin too, lol)
      vintagelamp, always on the hunt... This is really a pathology and addiction *+*
      Thank you so much!!!
    14. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 5 years ago
    15. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Thaaaank you Roycroft ;-))
      And Bzzzz to the 24 lovers too !
    16. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 5 years ago
      Yes, it was a tad on the expensive side, but lovely and a bit special I think. I have seen one before, I think it was really cheap but it was a while ago. Same as yours.

      It's not so much that I'm good at research, but that I have a good memory. Especially for the little details like bales and fastening and leaves and flowers. It's a pattern recognition thing - apparently my son also has it and it makes him good at maths.

      So when I see something, I remember I've seen it before and some times can go find it (not all the time). Or if I'm researching something I know what pattern to look for in other jewels. Kinda crazy, kinda useful.
    17. paris1925 paris1925, 5 years ago
      heeeee super tu l'as eu-)
    18. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Voui! Je pensais pas que ça monte autant...
    19. paris1925 paris1925, 5 years ago
      eu cher? pas suivi la fin mais pas de regret il est juste magnifique
    20. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Thanks Paris, PatSea and Lisa!!!
    21. Bluboi Bluboi, 5 years ago
      I really like this bug! You have some wonderful pieces, Kyra, but this one is special! It was interesting to see the necklace on 1st Dibs -- I wonder if yours was part of another larger piece of jewelry?
    22. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Bluboi, I'm very proud and grateful of your interest!!!
      Thanks to Jewels1900 for finding the necklace, this shows how makers used same parts in different designs.
      From the construction of mine, I do think it was made as is, without any alteration.
    23. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 5 years ago
      A little while ago an acquaintance shared an original French jewellery catalogue with me. It showed suites of jewellery, all the same style, but in different configurations. So, you could buy one piece or several. A bit like the Dumont pieces I have. (I have 2 x rings and a bangle, but you could also buy brooches, earrings & necklaces in the same design).

      I think this is the same idea. I'm pretty sure I've seen this brooch design before and it's original.
    24. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      A very look alike necklace, but with opals:
    25. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Same maker and bees!!! Neclace and brooch.
    26. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Same, pendant necklace!
    27. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 5 years ago
    28. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Thank you so much to the 29 lovers!
    29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    30. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Merci Kevin!
      Meilleurs voeux pour 2016 que vous entamerez avant nous ;-)
    31. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Thank you Radegunder :-)
    32. Kferris, 6 months ago
      Did you ever find out the maker or any more information on this? I purchased one that’s like this and have been searching
    33. kyratango kyratango, 6 months ago
      Kferris, no, still not identified :-(
      Very interested to see yours, please make a post to show!
    34. Kferris, 6 months ago
      I just posted it in ‘show and tell’ under “ Art Nouveau Favrile Glass Pate De Verre Insect Bee Brooch Pin Depose” :)

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